Political Analytics

Join the Next Generation of Political Professionals

Make an impact by narrowing the gap between substantive political professionals and those involved on the technical analytic side.

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Columbia University’s Master of Science in Political Analytics

This program trains a new generation of political professionals who can bridge the fields of politics and analytics. It fills an important role in the rapidly developing field of data analytics as it is applied to politics and public policy, allowing students who are interested in new approaches to acquire the skills necessary to embark on this career path.

Program at a Glance

“The program teaches analytics in an explicitly political context, facilitating crosswalk with nontechnical professionals and decision-makers.”

Dr. Gregory J. Wawro, Professor of Political Science, Founder of M.S. in Political Analytics


On Campus or Online
3 consecutive terms
Fall enrollment


On Campus or Online
6 consecutive terms
Fall enrollment

In this program, you will:

Open Opportunities in Different Industries

Develop strategies and skills to advance your career in areas ranging from public opinion research, polling and advocacy, to campaign fundraising, management and execution.

Apply Hands-On Learning Methods

Learn from scholar-practitioners in the industry, by undertaking a core academic curriculum that builds an understanding of theory and research through capstones or internships in a professional setting.

Tap into Columbia’s Vast Resources

Take advantage of a wealth of graduate-level courses in the Department of Political Science, the School of Professional Studies, the School of International and Public Affairs, and the Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences program.